Category Management


Lime Talent, based in London, is highly experienced in recruiting for category management roles, covering positions from Category Executive to Category Director levels. For larger organizations our network of candidates covers Category Insights, Category Strategy and Customer Category Management. Whilst within challenger brands, we excel in recruiting the foundational members for their category teams.

At Lime Talent, we understand the importance of finding candidates that have the ability to analyze category data and present actionable recommendations to customers. Our expertise lies not just in identifying these skill sets, but also in connecting you with candidates who have the right competencies to be able to succeed in your role. We are committed to ensuring the best possible match for your team.

Why Use Us?

Established in 2013, we recruit various FMCG category roles within larger organizations ranging from Category Executive to Category Director levels, as well as Category Strategy and Customer Category management. For challenger brands, we have successfully recruited first team members, setting the foundation for their category teams. Each member of our team is an FMCG recruitment expert, and we have specialist consultants who recruit for roles within category management which ensures you will be working with someone who fully comprehends your brief.

You can see some of our clients below

Within Category Management we cover the following sub categories:

What our clients say


Dan Hodge is a founding Director at Lime Talent. He started his career in 2006 placing senior level, permanent and interim candidates into marketing and commercial roles. Exceptionally skilled in filling positions in the consumer goods sector, Dan leads a team of talented consultants whose client list includes a range of publicly listed, private equity backed and privately owned businesses.


    Client Portfolio

    • Tony's Chocolonely
      Track Record
      We started working with Tony’s in 2018 to assist with their UK launch securing them:
      - UKI Head of Marketing
      - UK Head of Sales
      - UK Operations & Finance Manager
      “I used Lime Talent in the very early days of our UK launch with the team helping me hire my (now) UK leadership team who are all still with us since 2018. "
      "Lime Talent are responsive, flexible, honest and therefore very easy to work with. When I need support for trickier roles, then Lime are my first port of call and I always recommend them as they strike a good balance of challenge/blue chip from their network.” UK Country Manager
    • Danone
      Track Record
      Preferred supplier for roles within commercial and supply chain functions
    • who gives a crap
      Track Record
      Helping to build their EU team with roles including:
      - EU Head of Consumer
      - EU Head of Commercial
      - As well as various other roles
      “Lime Talent have been a fantastic partner to me as I've built out the UK & Europe team for Who Gives a Crap. Their ability to get a quick understanding of our business, the needs I had for the roles and the calibre of Lime's candidate pool has been invaluable. "
      "It's allowed us to move quickly to build out a team from scratch, hiring roles across a range of functions including commercial, marketing, strategy & insights. I simply wouldn't have been able to do this without Lime's support & expertise!" MD UK & Europe
    • L'Oreal
      Track Record
      Various projects from Manager to Director level within functions such as
      - eCommerce
      - Market Intelligence
      - Revenue Growth
      - Category Strategy
      - Business & Data analysis